If you like seeing a great place especially in winter, this is for you!


When the bustle of Beijing becomes too much for you, do as the emperors would do and retreat to the Summer Palace. Located in the northwest suburbs, this oasis—literally, an oasis with serene Kunming Lake—hosts several attractions. Nearly every gate, pavilion, hall, and tower has a unique history and merits a photo. Despite the palace's historic appeal, most tourists are charmed by what's outside. The Summer Palace possesses the largest imperial garden in China, so you can be sure there is a lot to see. The Seventeen-Arch Bridge stretches into Kunming Lake, providing excellent views of the east bank and South Lake Island. And at an impressive 2,388 feet in length, the Long Corridor garners lots of attention.

You can reach the Summer Palace by taking subway Line 4 to the Yiheyuan stop and walking from there. The gates of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are open daily from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. between April and October and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. between November and March. However, some attractions do open until two hours after the gates open. General admission costs 20 CNY (about $3 USD) in the low seasons and 30 CNY (about $4.75 USD) in the high season, but several "scenic spots," like the Garden of Virtue and Harmony, require an additional fee. 

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